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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Dr. Ricotta was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States to perform endovascular robotic surgery; the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts; and was the first to perform peripheral drug coated balloon angioplasty in the state of Georgia.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy
Endovascular Robotic Surgery
Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
Carotid/Cerebrovascular Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
Venous Disease- Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, DVT (Blood Clots), Port Placement
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Renal and Mesenteric Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis, IVC filter placement and Retrieval
Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance (AV Fistula and AV Graft, Dialysis catheters)
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He brings years of valuable experience working at the nation's leading institutions—such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and The Cleveland Clinic—to his current role as the CEO and Medical Director of the Vascular Institute of Atlanta. In addition, Dr. Ricotta is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia (GRU/UGA) School of Medicine.
Dr. Ricotta completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He went on to complete the Halsted General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a traveling scholar and Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at Oxford University in England. He also completed a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by an Advanced Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Ricotta has garnered national and international recognition as an innovative pioneer and thought-leader in vascular surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States—and is one of a few in the world—to perform endovascular robotic surgery. He is the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts in high risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms, and was the first to perform peripheral drug coated balloon angioplasty in the state of Georgia.
In addition to providing the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art vascular and endovascular clinical services, Dr. Ricotta has also authored over 175 publications, been an investigator in over 60 clinical research trials, and delivered over 300 lectures both on the national and international stage.
He serves on the Editorial Board for several professional medical publications and is the Co-Founder and Meeting Chair of the International Aortic Summit. In addition, Dr. Ricotta is the Chair of the Incoming Fellows Program for the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, as well as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served on multiple committees for the Society for Vascular Surgery and regularly serves as a consultant for a myriad of industrial corporations.
Dr. Ricotta has received numerous awards and has been repeatedly named a "Top Doctor" by both U.S. News and World Report and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of "America's Best Doctors" by Castle Connolly, who only gives this designation to the top 1% of doctors in the nation. He has also been chosen as a "Top Surgeon" in the United States on multiple occasions, and has been named a distinguished fellow by the Society for Vascular Surgery.
With his abundant experience and reputation as one of the best vascular surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ricotta is also dedicated to the training and teaching of future physicians and vascular surgeons. Through his position as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the GRU/UGA School of Medicine, he is very active in the training of medical students, physician assistant students, surgical residents, and fellows. He also leads a variety of training workshops on new and innovative endovascular techniques for physicians and vascular surgeons from all over the world.
"At the Vascular Institute of Atlanta, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment options for patients with all types of vascular conditions so that our patients can feel better, be healthier, and live longer."